Stuttgart is a smaller, quieter alternative to Berlin or Munich. The city’s Mercedes Benz and Porsche Museums are popular among car junkies, while its opera, ballet, and philharmonic draw in the more cultured tourists (although it’s totally cool if you’re into both). Stuttgart has a huge array of parks and outdoor destinations, and if you’re there during the colder months, it’s still worth walking around to see the city’s architecture, especially around Schlossplatz, one of the public squares. In the evening, park yourself in Mos Eisley, a 1960s-style cocktail bar, or Weinstube Kachelofen, a traditional German pub. Want to do something really off-beat? Stuttgart houses the SchweineMuseum, which contains more than 50,000 pieces dedicated to pigs.